Build your own sand and water play table. Uses $6 storage bins for tubs. Free easy plans by ana-white.com
2 - plastic tubs (we used these, if using different tubs, make sure you adjust the plans)
5 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 12 feet long (can cut into 4' and 8' pieces for transport - be careful to place cuts to get all the pieces out of the board)
Recommend screws for attaching if used outdoors without rain cover (wood will swell when it gets wet, and this will push nails out over time. Use #8 exterior rated self tapping screws, 2" and 1-1/4" length. May need to predrill though the 1x3 boards as they do tend to split out.
2 - 1x6 @ 43-1/4" - top sides 1 - 1x6 @ 15" - top divider 2 - 1x6 @ 16-1/2" - top ends 2 - 1x3 @ 43-1/4" - shelf sides 2- 1x3 @ 16-1/2" - shelf ends 4 - 1x3 @ 24" - legs 12 - 1x3 @ 16-1/2" - shelf slats
Build the top frame out of the 2x6 boards. Use exterior glue at joints and 2" screws.
Build shelf frame same as upper frame.
Place lower frame on level work surface, face down. Attach legs at all four corners. Then position lower frame in place and attach to legs. Use 1-1/4" screws and wood glue.
Attach bottom slats to shelf with 1-1/4" screws and glue.